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an uber -- "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. it is 5:00 a.m. on this monday, the 1st day of february, i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's raphael miranda is -- first dave february. can't believe the temperatures, raphi. >> i really can't believe it. >> 50 degrees in midtown. the warm temperatures on this monday morning. take april look at the region. 46 right now. all the way up in newburgh. it's 39 in bridgeport. we have 40s mid to upper 40s. 50 in montauk. and 47 degrees in westhampton. no winter jackets needed today. milder for the afternoon. ltoday's high, 54. we are tracking a few showers mainly aft lunchtime. nothing too heavy. but bring your umbrella. the forecast coming up in a few.nlauren scala is here with a look at that commute. >> raphi, thanks. we have an accident on the roads in new jersey. 287 headed northbound after route 202, that shuts down two lanes.
otherwise, the roads look pretty good. just a reminder, alternate side of the street parking rules are back in effect. if you need to use your car, we'll have your next update on the 4s. >> thanks very much. breaking news in new jersey. officers just cleaning up crime scene tape in hoboken. the area is grand street and 7 ft. police are in the area. they're around an apartment building there. tracie strahan is there as well. tracie, what's happening? >> reporter: michael, we just saw an suv f m the medical examiner's office leave the scene after an early morning investigation here. now we're still working to confirm if someone was shot and killed inside of this apartment in hoboken on grand street. let's show you what it looked like when we arrived. a large police presence surrounding the building and at both ends of the street. it's unclear of what time police arrived here at the scene. but this is a three-story apartment building. we've seen them going inside and waicing upstairs to try to get
again, it's unclear exactly what happened here. we've reached out to both hoboken police and the hudson county prosecutor's office. so far, they won't say anything more about this investigation. again, michael, we did just see a medical examiner's suv leave the scene. we'll bring you more information on the story as it becomes available. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. 5:02 right now. a man charged with killing a new york city police officer is due back in court today. tyrone howard is accused of fatally shooting randolph holder last october near the fdr drive in east harlem. at the time of the shooting, howard wars in a drug treatment program allowing him to avoid prison. he's since been sentenced to 12 years behind bars for that drug charge. in newark, police are investigating the shooting death of a mother inside her home. neighbors say she was a past victim of domestic violence. there is a growing memorial outside of clinton place. the building there. that's where 23-year-old ashley
marshall were shot and killed saturday night. inside, as you can see, the apar eent is boarded up. neighbors say jones lived in fear of an old boyfriend. >> she was -- i heard her voice in the hallway. we both came to the door. she wanted to use my phone to call the police. >> the three children, ages 1, 3 and 4, now in the care of other relatives and the department of child protection. happening today, ps 68 on staten island will reopen after a weekend of cleaning for suspected norovirus. workers spent the weekend scrubbing all surfaces, toilets, sinks and water fountains. 12 students became sick on friday. some parents found out about the illness on facebook before actually hearing from officials. 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael miranda is here. saying this morning, it's hard to believe a week ago schools were out, right?
snowstorm on saturday>> yes. now it's 50 degrees. there's one inch left in central park. one inch of snow. i don't think we've seen such fast melting after a big storm like that. >> i don't remember that happening. you can see on storm tracker 4. live radar and satellite picture. theais is our rain off to the west across pennsylvania. this is going to track on east throughout the day today. it arrives after lunchtime. light showers in the forecast for your afternoon. right now, mild around the city. 44 in hoboken. 49 in chelsea. 45 degrees at this hour in dyker heights. going for a high of 54 degrees. we should only be in the 30s this time of year. this is well above average. again, chance of showers especially after lunchtime. just up until your evening commut bring the umbrella. we're tracking heavy rain over the next few days. we'll look at that in a few. lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> raphi, thanks.
the b 2, 31, bx 18. if you're getting on the rails. overnight subway -- metro-north, lirr nj transit and path moving along as they should. alternate side parking rules are n. back in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. the trial of the police officer charged with killing a man in the brooklyn stairwell resumes today. we'll hear testimony from a witness to that shooting. the parter of peter liang expected to take the stand. the two officers were headed to the roof of the pink houses back inwe november when liang shot him and killing him. he did not know anyone was hit. in a matter of hours, it may be next to impossible to get an uber. drivers plan to meet and discuss the lower fares. lori bordonaro is in long island city where today's protest will take place. lori, good morning.
may not be so easy getting an uber today. some drivers plan to strike for the next 24 hours. they'll be out here at the uber offices protesting at noon today. the price reductions that went into e ects on friday over the weekend many uber drivers were handing out flyers telling people not to take uber today. many drivers are upset over the company's decision to cut fares by 15%. now the rides are less than a cab ride. i talked to them friday, they were thrilled by the news. many drivers were afraid they wouldn't make as much money. a trip from chelsea to the east village dropped from $13 to $11. the general manager told us the cuts will stimulate business and make for less waiting time between fares. michael and daene, a lopt of uber drivers expected here today. you may have a little trouble getting an uber. >> good to know. thank you, lori.
gunman who opened fire in front of a c camera in the bronx. the suspect fought with a man in front of a building on burnside avenue saturday night. he then pulls out a gun and opens fire and shot the victim once in the leg. the shooter wearing a distinctive black jacket, black pants with white stripes. anyone with information is asked to call crimestoppers. right now, the nypd is hoping you can help identify a suspect in the mugging of an elderly man in a manhattan subway entrance. the man police are looking for, vepgt tors say the attack happened last friday at the bower i. the 70-year-old man was hit from behind and knocked to the ground. the suspect took his cash and metro card. >> you have to be careful. that's why -- look front and back too. >> the victim had cuts and bruises on his face and treated at a nearby hospital. new this morning, police are searching for a suspect who attacked a man last night on the southbound c train in washington heights.
station in west 155th street and st. nicholas avenue. investigators say the victim was slashed on the hand as the train was moving. he was transported to columbia's hospital with minor injuries. commuters are already on alert this morning after a subway attack in harlem. the assault happened at the 110th street station on the 2 and 3 train line. this past month there, have been six attacks underground. police say a woman arguing with i 27-year-old man. she told someone else about the argument and he allegedly slashed the man in the face. the suspect then ran off. >> that's very scary. it's getting worse, actually. yeerns. it's not better. we don't have enough police patrolling the area. >> 2800 more officers have been assigned to the subways. there's 1300 additional officers being trained to join them. happening today, traffic cameras will begin to enforce
the city hopes the cameras keeps the drivers out of bus laneses at 125th street. anyone caught driving or standing in the bus lane, can face a $115 fine. the department of transportation says it's been using the cameras to issue warnings to drivers for the past 60 days. coming up on 5:10, the art world will watch developments in a manhattan trial involving fraud. one art collector says he was duped for $25 million. he bought two works supposedly painted by mark roth coe and jackson pollack. turns out they were realistic fakes. that collector is going after the gallery that sold them to him. the people of cuba may be about to go online. that country's government says broadband internet service will be rolled out in two havana neighborhoods. until now, few cubans hav had internet success. they're pressing the communist
on the money report, the cdc expected to declare the end of the chipotle e. coli outbreak. though investigators haven't been able to pinpoint the exact cause of the illness, it's been more than two months since cases have been reported at the popular restaurant chain. the outbreak affected people in nine states and had a big impact on chipotle's sales and their stock prices. it is 5:11 on this monday morning. still ahead, a driver pulled over for speeding. except this time, it was a th iver who stopped a police officer. >> the reason i pulled you -- >> it's the first big lap in the race for the white house. take a look at today's iowa caucuses. that's coming up next. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s. you're watching "today in new
and we're there as well. we'll update you throughout our newscast. today we learn new details about what caused a deadly amtrak crash. the ntsb set to release 2,000 pages of information today including black box data and interviews. police are searching for the suspect who slashed a victim during a robbery attempt last night on the c train off st. nicholas avenue and west 155th street. the victim is expected to recover. your reprieve is over. alternate side of the street parking resumes today. you have to move your car today. tracking a rain chance this afternoon. you can see in the weather headlines, mainly after lunchtime towards the evening commute, a couple of showers move through. it's also very mild today. temperatures starting out in the low 50s in some spots. unbelievable as we start the month of february. it does get cooler tomorrow, though. a cooldown coming our way for your tuesday and heavy rain in
no rain right now. not yet anyway across new jersey and temperatures are in the 40s. it's 44 in woe bridge. 45 degrees in princeton. 41 in howell. it's 42 red bank and we have s temperatures again in the 50s around the city. long isl yand also very mild. had 44 in farmingdale. first forecast shows temperatures right now in the low 50s. we stay in the upper 40s to 50s throughout the morning. 51 degrees. then we're tracking that shower chance probably around 2:00, 3:00 and that may last until the evening commute. especially south and east of new york city. drying out by 6:00. here's a live look at storm tracker. we have clouds moving through. here's the rain off to the west in pennsylvania. showers tracking east throughout the day today and it arrives here just after lunchtime. talking about averages and how warm we are today. this is the average high. 39 degrees. yesterday we were in the mid-50s. doing that again today. temperatures trending about 15
here's a look at future tracker. showers moving through just in time for your evening commute, especially from new york city south to monmouth county and across long island. showers are gone tonight. tomorrow start out dry at 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, no problems. look at wednesday morning, 7:00 a.m., it's a wet commute. showers moving through. that hon. and off rain lasts throughout the day. this is 5:00 p.m. so two wet commutes. we may even see some thunderstorms and heavy rain in spots. localized flooding a possibility afternoon. no flooding with the rain today. but look at these temperatures. melting, major melting whatever is left of the snow and ice. getting ready to say goodbye to that. groundhog day, a little cooler tomorrow. high temperatures in the upper 40s. then 60 degrees with that heavy rain and storm chance on wednesday. let's take a look at the commute right now. lauren scala has a look at that. >> hey, raphi. good morning everyone. on the roads, we have one
287 northbound after exit 22. route 202. that shuts down two lanes there. there are minor delays getting into this area. otherwise, looks good. take a look outside of the staten island expressway by bradley avenue. smooth sailing here. the goethals bridge was shut down for construction earlier. everything is fine now. the tappan zee bridge, north of the city, everything looks good. it's moving along just fine for your morning commute so far you need to move your car today. we'll tell you again it and again. alternate side of the street parking rules are back in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. tonight the first americans decide who they think should be president of the united states. we're just hours away from the start of the iowa caucuses. tracie potts is in des moines, iowa, this morning. tracie, i understand you've been talking to voters. >> reporter: we have. it's really interesting because some people are firmly behind
this tonight, michael and others still undecided. we're seeing that in the polls too. we're watching the new yorkers closely. hillary clinton and donald trump leading their parties but slim leads. we're also watching this more than 1600 caucuses that will be active here tonight. >> this is our time. this is the time for the hoen and women of iowa. >> final arguments less than 24 hours before tonight's caucuses. >> there is a large turnout in caucuses all over the state, i believe we will win. >> i hope you'll all stand up for me. i hope you will fight for me. >> hillary clinton and donald trump have slim leads in the latest des moines register poll. >> we have togo win this election. we have to win in iowa. >> that same poll shows 1 in 10 iowans are undecided. >> i'm undecided. >> the ridgester found a third of democrats and half of republicans have favorites. >> i am voting for marco rubio. >> they could still change their minds today.
caucus as a republican. >> to make sure that a republican candidate we're not interested in is not included. >> vicky daniel interrupted her florida vacation to fly home for tonight's caucuses. >> it's important. i want to stand up for my candidate. >> that's what democrats have to do here literally. unlike republicans, there's no secret ballot. >> you basically have to put your hand up in public and say i am for this candidate. that's really something. that's just such hands-on public democracy. >> democracy in action in iowa tonight. >>a reporter: how many people are going to be involved? e remember, the biggest turnout that they ever had for the caucuses was 2008, michael. it was the first year that president obama was elected, when he won here in iowa. even then only one in six participated. >> tracie, i know you're inside. but everyone talks about the weather there. what's the weather like in iowa?
>> now it's fine. it is supposed to start snowing. they have a blizzard warning for tomorrow morning. the snow isn'todupposed to start falling until people are wrapped up with the caucuses. maybe during the caucuses, with you the heavier stuff much, much later. people are not going to be able to or from the caucu s is the concern but that people will be concerned enough to stay home and say i'm not going to try it. >> big factor there. thanks, tracie. looking forward to that. you can count on news 4 and nbc news to bring you the latest on the race on the air and online as we count down to iowa. we'll have the results tonight as they come in. a woman turned the tables on a police officer in miami when she pulled him over for speeding. >> i approximate pushed 80 to tgory and catch up with you. i was still eating your dust. >> a video posted on youtube shows the officer listening to
pulled his patrol car over -- or he pulled over for her. the officer told her he didn't think he was speeding. he apologized offered his name and badge number and promised to slow down in the future. >> that's pretty nice of him to do. didn't have to do that. >> that's certainly not recommended. 5:22 now. still to come, the storm that wreaked havoc.
welcome back. >> 5:24 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we're enjoying the start of this february. so far february is strong. >> february is good. >> remember how cold it was last february? one of the coldest we've ever seen. a different pattern this year. thank you el nino. in the 50s right now. our warm winter continues. get a look at storm tracker live radar. there are showers to the west. they'll be moving in later on this afternoon. probably around 3:00 in the city. they may just last into the evening commute as well. do grab your umbrellas and leave the heavy jacket at home. lots of clouds and the showers move in late this afternoon. overnight, down to 37 for a low. it does get chilly again tonight. the clouds break up and temperatures back down to the tos and 30s. then we have milder weather later on this week. we'll look at the seven-day
>> thank you, raphi. >> not much to talk about from here which we like. we'll start with the commuter checklist. all the rails looking good. the george washington bridge, things still moving along nicely into the tollbooths on both levels. lincoln tunnel, holland tunnel in fine shape. overall, the roads have no major problems. thanks very much. the different story in california. deadly storms pummeled southern california with rain and winds. san diego a driver was killed after a massive oak tree crashed down across a street. in los angeles, heavy rain and winds brought down power lines leaving thousands in the dark. forecasters warn the storms ecould bring flooding and mud flows to the area hit formerly by wildfires. it's 5:26. coming up, the gunman who started shooting in front of a surveillance camera. >> reporter: an early morning
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breaking news in new jersey. a very active scene in hoboken right now. police are there and so are we. plus, another subway slashing. what led up to this violent attack in upper manhattan? the protests against uber that could leave some stranded. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's monday morning, it is february 1st. i'm darlene rodriguez i'm michael gargiulo. raphael miranda is here with the forecast. >> incredibly mild this morning, guys. start of february. it looks more like a spring morning out there. temperatures in the low 50s in the city. we have 46 in newburgh, 33 in poughkeepsie. not bad in the upper 20s. as you plan your day today, you need to bring the umbrella after a dry weekend. some showers in the forecast later on this afternoon. but also we are certainly enjoying these temperatures in the mid-50s as the melting continues. coming up, we'll look at the commute forecast in a few.
at your morning commute. >> hey, raphi. good morning everyone. one accident on the roads but it's been the only one we've had. i guess that's pretty good news. after exit 22, route 202, two lanes closed out here. there's an accident with a fuel spill. they're in the process of cleaning that up. this also just came in because of a mechanical problem. downtown 1 trains running express from 14th to chambers streets. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:31. breaking news in new jersey. police at an active scene in hoboken. officers are investigating an incident at an apartment building on grand street and 7th. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there with more. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. from what we can tell, this is centering on one apartment inside a building on grand street. we want to show you that we have hoboken police officers staged at either end of the street. blocking off this crime scene as they try to determine exactly what happened here.
that a man was shot and killed inside of the apartment here on the 700 block of grand street early this morning. it's around 7th and grand street here in hoboken. we did see the medical examiner's van leave the scene roughly 30 minutes ago. it's unclear if there was a body. unfortunately, inside. there's nn no activity, haven't seen any neighbors. only a large police presence. when we skad hoboken police who was in charge of this investigation, either their office or the hudson county prosecutor's office. try to bring you updates as they become available. >> trace tray, thank you ie strahan, thank you. 31-year-old tyrone howard pleaded not guilty to last october's fatal shooting to officer randolph holder. took place near the fdr drive. the time of the shooting he was in a drug treatment program that allowed him to avoid pris an on.
behind bars for that drug charge. police are searching for a gunman. it was a saturday night shooting. police say the suspect fought with a man in front of a building on east burnside avenue. he culled out a gun and opened fire shooting the victim once in the leg. anyone with information is asked to call crimestoppers. traffic cameras can start giving tickets to those hanging out in a bus lane. they're forcing that -- anybody caught driving or standing in the bus lane with a car can face $115 fine. the city's department of transportation says it's been using these cameras to give people warnings for the past 60 days. that's over. you'll pay for it now. >> you sure are. it's 5:33. time for weather and traffic on the 4s as we come up on 5:34. hey, raphi. >> good morning, guys. nice and quiet out there and mild on this monday morning. temperatures in the 50s around the city. we have colder spots north and
we're also tracking this cold front moving through pennsylvania. you can see the rain here across central p.a. all of this tracking towards the east throughout the day today. you do want to grab the umbrellas. we'll see rain throughout the afternoon. right now, temperatures are cold in some spots, like fairfield. it's 28 degrees there. 32 in westbrook. but warmer in redding. 37 in shelton and 37 degrees in stratford. your commute forecast shows the patchy fog could be a potential with the warm air in place and snow pack. watch out for that. mostly cloudy skies and we have temperatures in the 50s in the city. some 20s and a few 30s as well in the suburbs north and west. we're tracking that heavy rain for wednesday. we'll time that out for you. lauren scala has a look at your commute. >> just a couple of detours out there this monday morning. the b 2, 31, bx 18 and m 20. if you're getting on the rails, they're on or close to schedule.
express on 14th street down to chambers street because of mechanical problems. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. move your car. you don't want to get a ticket. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. happening now, newark police trying to figure out who gunned down a young mother in her home feet away from her three children. there's a growing memorial outside the clinton place building. it's where 23-year-old ashley jones and 28-year-old jerrel marshall were shot and killed saturday night. inside her apartment, the apartment is now boarded up. neighbors say jones lived in fear of an old boyfriend and that she was a victim of domestic violence. she was a good mother and good friend. she never did wrong to nobody. she didn't deserve what happened. >> the three children, ages 1, 3 and 4 are now in the care of relatives and the department much child protection. happening today, students headed back to school at ps 58 on staten island. 12 children, though, got sick from a suspected norovirus on
they spent the weekend scrubbing that school down. the crews sanitized all the surfaces, the toilets and sinks and water fountains. some parents are questioning the school's response they say they found out about the illnesses on facebook before hearing from officials. happening today, uber drivers say a fare cut is robbing them of money. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is live in new york city where the demonstration will take place later today. >> reporter: darlene, some uber drivers want to shut down the service for 24 hours. they'll be out here later today protesting the fare cuts put in place on friday. over the weekend, many uber drivers were handing out flyers telling people not to take uber today. they're upset that the company slashed fares by 15% making their prices less than a taxi. the riders i spoke to were happy to see the prices go down. but drivers were upset because
a trip from astoria to long island city dropped to $10 and drivers are still making the same percentage but uber's general manager told us the fare drop will boost ridership and cut down on waiting time between fares. uber drivers want to make their voices heard. again, they'll be out here in front of the offices in long island city at noon today. so you may have a little bit of a hard time trying to get an uber. back to you. >> lori bordonaro, thank you, lori. new this morning. police are looking for a suspect who attacked a man on the southbound c train in washington heights. police were called to the subway station in west 155th street at st. nicholas avenue. investigators say that victim was slashed on the hand as it was moving. he was brought to the hospital with minor injuries. happening today, new york city's department of transportation begins to use traffic cameras to enforce bus lane rules in upper manhattan. the cameras will be tracking vehicles in the bus lane at 125th street. anyone caught driving or
face a $115 fine. the city says it's been using the cameras to issue warnings to drivers for the past 60 days. 5:37. just hours away from tonight's iowa political caucuses. donald trump leading the latest polls. >> i'm going to win. i'm going to win. >> plan for victory? >> i pray that god's will be done. >> this has to be about winning the future. i know we will. >> it's time to elect the leader of the free world. >> as for the gop polls, they say it's a race between donald trump, ted cruz. they hope a predicted snowstorm holds off just long enough to let the caucuses go off without a hitch. the people out there. the democrats, neck and neck between hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders. >> i hope you will fight for me. and i promise you this, i will stand up and fight for you. >> we can make history. i urge you all to come out to caucus.
young voters to show up. key demographic for him. hillary clinton pulling out all the stops as well. she was on stage with her husband bill and daughter chelsea. mayor de blasio will remain in iowa today to stump for hillary clinton. >> i'm going around the iowans, going door to door, talking to volunteers to get them energized. >> de blasio may not be well-known in iowa, but he did run clinton's 2000 bid as u.s. senator in new york. new hampshire will hold the first primary a week from tomorrow. malloy told voters he feels clinton is the strongest contender when it comes to gun control. count on news 4 and nbc news to bring you the latest on the race on air and online as we count down to iowa. we'll have the caucus results tonight as they come in. right now, it's 5:39. still to come, the two boaters who got an up-close look at the power of mother nature. there it is. >> wow.
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live look from long island expressway. busy already. 5:42. the world health organization is holding an emergency meeting to deal with the zika virus outbreak. the group could call for immediate action. the w.o.h. could require countries to act aggressively to contain the virus. charles schumer is concerned because so far nine new yorkers tested positive for zika. >> you come here with the zika virus on a mosquito that doesn't have it bites you, then that mosquito bites someone else and spreads zika. so it can spread and spread rather quickly. >> today, new york state's health commissioner will talk to medical professionals through a webcast and discuss ways to
it can cause women to give birth to children with a rare birth disorder. they plan to tell the epa how they'll track all that lead in flint's water system. yesterday, hundreds of plumbers replaced filters in many homes. they did it for free with donated parts. meanwhile, medical experts are warning them to get their water tested for lead. 5:44. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphi, getting the ice ready behind you on the rink. fortunately, not much left on the streets. >> the piles are melting fast, michael. only one inch of snow left in central park. that's also melting fast. the rink will be melting. it will be a wet ice skating day. you fall down and get soaked. feels more like an april morning than a february morning. that's the pattern we've been in this winter. that continues today. you can see in the weather headlines, we're tracking a chance for showers this afternoon.
it turns cooler tomorrow. but still above average. then very mild but also heavy rain we're tracking for your forecast for wednesday. temperatures around the city, in the 40s and 50s. it's 50 in murray hill, 48 in astoria. 44 in jersey city. also 44 degrees for you in staten island and 42 in city island in the bronx. only a few spots in the 30s and 20s. you have to head north and west out of town. sussex, 38 degrees and 28 at this hour in morristown. right now, 50 degrees in the city. just a few clouds. temperatures stay in the 40s to low 50s throughout the morning. not a whole lot of sunshine. we have a cold front approaching. we are expecting showers after 12:00 p.m. by 3:00 p.m., we are watching those showers in and around the region. do grab your umbrella to be on the safe side. you can see on storm tracker, no rain just yet. here's across pennsylvania. the cold front will track on east throughout the day. best chance for rain after 3:00. you can see that on future tracker.
new york city and areas south and east. a little wet for your ride home. again, mainly in the same spots. new york city south and across long island. and then the rain is gone. heading into tuesday, nice and dry. sunny for your tuesday. a little cooler. temperatures back down to the 40s. still above average. tuesday evening, also a dry commute. that all changes on wednesday, though. a stronger storm does move in. so by wednesday, 7:00 a.m. for your morning commute, tracking showers already. periods of rain throughout the day. when you see the yellows and oranges, this could be a heavy soaking rain for your evening commute around wednesday, 5:00. maybe even thunderstorms in the mix as well. along with very mild temperatures. for today, 54 degrees, tracking the showers for the afternoon. overnight tonight, down to 37 for your low. clearing out the skies nicely. it gets cooler. seven-day forecast shows the mild weather lasting really almost all week. temperatures peak at 60 degrees on wednesday. a little cooler on thursday. breezy as well. 40s as we head into the weekend. let's see what we're looking at
lauren scala has a look at that. >> raphi, good morning everyone. not too many problems on the roads. you just got a report about a disabled vehicle southbound on the sawmill by mcclain avenue. 287 in new jersey, there's an accident heading northbound after exit 22. route 202. two lanes still shut down. you can see it's a slow ride already heading this way. also seeing it start to be a slow ride on the van wyck expressway by the kew gardens interchange. no reports of an accident out there. there's roadwork and that not so fun traffic pattern. delays are building. i'll let you know as i get more information on that. heading over to the gowanus, congested out there as you make your way past the belt merge in through industry city. no reports of problems but it's heavy on the gowanus for this hour. i'll let you know on that. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. you need to move that car and the next we'll be right back update on the 4s. thanks, lauren.
keep your eye out for a pair of subway thieves. one takes the iphone or tablet out of the victim's hands and they make a run for it. they've ripped off three women in one month at st. mary's street stop in mont haven. happening today, federal investigators going to release thousands of pages of date on last night's deadly amtrak crash taking place outside of philadelphia. ntsb calls the more than 2,000 pages just the facts. it will include data from the black box, interviews and other evidence. it could shed some light as to why that new york-bound train tried to take a sharp curve at double the speed limit. eight people died in that crash. bill cosby headed back to court tomorrow in pennsylvania. he's expected to ask a judge to throw out a criminal assault case against him. cosby's lawyer say the comedian is protected under an agreement with a past district attorney. cosby's charged with allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting
2004. she's one of more than 50 women who accuse the star of sexual misconduct. headed back to court. a walmart driver who crashed into a van severely injuring morgan and killing another man. morgan suffered brain trauma, broken ribs and broken leg in the accident. roper had not slept for 28 hours before the crash. 5:49 now. friends and loved one remembered actor abe vigoda. even uttered a few jokes at his funeral yesterday. that service was held at riverside memorial chapel on the upper west side. comedian gilbert gottfried got laughs when they say it was the 20th time they buried him. his death was falsely reported many times. it was the most popular of roles. he was in the tv series barney miller an the classic movie "the godfather". >> he was a really good man. down to earth.
was a star. he was just down to earth. >> he was a very special person. he was a great man. he's an icon. he'll be remembered forever, i'm sure. >> abe vigoda's service ended with the theme from "the godfather." as we look at the scene from the movie here. he was 94 years old when he passed away last week. two australian men were thinking about braving a storm in their boat. they changed their man because of what they called a shocking experience. >> holy [ bleep ]. oh, my god. >> yeah, that lightning strike is what it was. it flashed in front of them on sydney's oyster bay. the strike was one of the thousands that hit off australia over the weekend. >> you're sort of just stuck there and how loud that sounded. 5:50 now. police say it was almost too easy. the suspected criminal who advertised on craigslist. yeah.
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that's right. 5-0 on this first day of february. the latest selfie by the mars rover is an interactive tour of the red planet. curiosity took this picture of itself two weeks ago. been investigating the sand dune collecting samples. scientists used 57 other images it took at the same spot to make an interactive, 360-degree video. you can check it out on curiosity's facebook page. >> wow. >> beautiful. >> it's amazing because it looks around the corner. >> i can see matt damon running around planting things any second. >> i'm always hoping for matt damon. >> aren't we all. >> very much. low 50s. it feels more like april this morning than february. hard to believe. it's been that kind of winter. there's a look at storm tracker 4 live radar. we have no rain just yet but rain off to the west. that moves in later on this afternoon. forget about your heavy jacket but bring the umbrella today.
the evening commute. a high temperature, an incredible high of 64 degrees. we cool off tonight. clouds break up. down to more not even seasonal. that's closer to average high temperature. back to the 40s tomorrow. heavy rain potential for wednesday. that's going to be a mess. we'll talk about the time you have the rain coming up at 6:00. thank you, raphi. >> we'll talk to heroin and see what's happening. >> a new subway delay. take the j train, right now there's delays on jamaica bound trains. otherwise the rails look good. the belt parkway past lefferts boulevard, everything moving along nicely here. no major problems on the roads. they're starting to get congested. you'll have another update in a few minutes. thanks, lauren. those of you living along the waterfront will get relief from the constant buzz of helicopters. the city reached an agreement to cut tourist flights in half by
the choppers will not be allowed to fly over governor's island. some lower manhattan residents complained that those flights leave every few minutes from near the battery. >> 21-year-old daniel did he mill is of middletown was using craigslist to sell marijuana. he allegedly posted an tiesment for instant -- advertisement for instant anxiety and depression relief that could be smoked. it was "of the highest quality. police say he was arrested after selling the marijuana to undercover officers. a police officer in miami thought he was being flagged down by another driver for help. instead, the driver was pulling him over for speeding. >> i was going, what, 35 miles an hour down miller. you passed me like i was standing still. i just wanted to know what's the emergency? >> video posted on youtube shows the officer being questioned by a woman about why he raced past
he didn't think he was speeding and apologized. he promised to slow down in the future. i think that was nice of him. perhaps her time would be better used elsewhere. >> right. 5:56 now. coming up next at 6:00, get ready to pay more and head to the airport. we'll tell you about a new taxi surcharge that takes effect today. counting down to the iowa caucuses. meet the press moderator chuck todd joins us live from des moines as the presidential candidates make their final push to voters. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you and keep watching. download the app on your mobile device right now. we're back in two minutes.
before tonight's caucuses. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's monday morning, february 1st. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off but raphael miranda is here with the forecast as we get february started. >> does not look or feel like february on the weather maps. a balmy 50 degrees in midtown. temperatures well above average already. it gets milder than this as the day goes on. we do have a few cool spots to the west of town. the overall picture is a mild one on this monday morning. we're tracking a rain chance later on this afternoon. especially after lunchtime. so do bring your umbrellas. a high temperature of 54 degrees. we'll take a look at the heavy rain threat later this week. lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> raphael, good morning everyone. we have an accident on the roads in bedminster. it's being cleaned up because of
this is 287 northbound. two lanes still shut down there. the van wyck expressway headed southbound by the kew gardens interchange, one lane gets by because of roadwork. leave yourself extra time if you're headed that way. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> that breaking news in hoboken. a large police presence on grand street near 7th street. "today in new york" has more on what's happening. what's happening, trace. >> reporter: darlene, we're working to confirm reports that a -- it's the second building in. a three-story building with apartments on the inside. we're told the investigation centers on one of them. let's show you video of what it looked like when we arrived. not just hoboken police but we believe law enforcement officials from the hudson county prosecutor's office. right now, we don't know who is in charge of this investigation. we have seen several law enforcement officials going up
ntapartment as they try to determine exactly what happened here. as you saw just now, as we bring you back live, there's a heavy presence of hoboken police officers. at either identify end of the street here. they're blocking off traffic from coming past grand street as they continue their investigation. back to you. >> tracie strahan in hoboken. thank you. >> new this morning, violent attacks in the subway system seem to be piling up. police in washington heights say a man slashed while riding the southbound c train last night. now the search is on for his attacker. the victim got off that train at 155th street in and st. nicholas avenue. he was taken to columbia presbyterian hospital with minor pinjuries. it is the seventh attack in the past mofrnt. police are still searching for the person who allegedly slashed a man in the face at a harlem subway station. it happened at the 2 and 3 train stop at 110th street. central park north. investigators say a woman got
27-year-old man sunday. then she told a male friend about the dispute. he allegedly cut that 27-year-old man's face. an staten island, students heading back to school at ps 58 after a weekend of cleaning for suspected norovirus. workers scrubbed every surface, toilet sink and water fountain. 12 students became sick on friday. so l parents found out about it on facebook before hearing from officials. happening today, traffic cameras were enforcing bus lane rules in upper manhattan for the past 60 days. they've been using them along the 125th street route to issue warnings. today warnings are over. anyone caught driving or even standing in the bus lane in your car can face $115 fine. 6:03. got to stay out of that bus lane. causes a big backup and problems. time for weather and traffic, raphi. >> good morning, guys. it is very mild out there. we are tracking a rain chance
you need to grab the umbrella as you head out the door. a live look at storm tracker. no rain yet. this arrives later on. just after lunchtime. it could affect your evening contmmute with rain showers. not a heavy rain event but rain nonetheless. temperatures in suffolk county are very warm. in cutch og it's 46. wading river towards east port. 15 right now in montauk. it's 39, not too shabby for you in bridgeport as you get your february started on this monday morning. your commute forecast shows the potential for patchy fog this morning. otherwise, mostly cloudy aam temperatures. that's the big story. 50s in the city. 20s and 30s and 40s, of course, in the suburbs north and west of town. we'll talk about that heavy rain moving our way later on this week in a few. lauren scala is here with your commute. hey, lauren. >> hey, raphael. good morning everyone. let's talk mass transit. a couple of bus detours. the b 2, bx 18 and the m 20.
subways, jamaica center bound trains. mechanical problems by essex street. they look good. lirr reminding commuters to pick up new timetables. it is february 1st. everything on or close to schedule. i know we had a week off, do not forget to moveour car. lauren, thank you. we are now just hours away from tonight's iowa political caucuses and donald trump is leading the polls. >> i am going to win. i'm going to win. >> did you pray for victory? >> i prayed that god's will be done. >> this election has to be about winning the future and i know weuywill. >> it's time to elect the leader of the free world. >> it's not only a race between donald trump and ted cruz, every other candidate is hoping for an impressive third place finish to emerge as a viable alternative. on the democratic side, it is a razor-thin race between hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders.
and i promise you this. i will stand up and fight for you. >> we can make history. i urge you all to come out to caucus. >> sanders is hoping to motivate young voters to show up tonight the. as for hillary clinton, she appeared on stage yesterday with her family. both husband bill and daughter chelsea were there. today, mayor de blasio, he's going to stay in iowa. he's stumping there for hillary clinton. >> i'm going around to iowans, going door to door, talking to people on the phones and talking to volunteers, get them energized. >> de blasio ran clinton's successful 2000 bid to become new york's senator and he went to iowa on friday. do stay with news 4 and nbc news, we'll have complete coverage of the iowa caucuses and coming up in about ten minutes, chuck todd is going to join us live in des moines. he's going to break down all the latest from iowa. new york police are vegtding a double shooting that left
there's a growing memorial. 23-year-old ashley jones was shot and killed in her apartment saturday night along with 28-year-old jerrel marshall. neighbors say jones lived in fear of an old boyfriend. her three children, ages 1, 3 and 4 in the care of relatives. police are searching for the gunman who opened fire in the bronx. video shows the suspect pulling out a gun and firing. shooting the victim once in the leg. police say the two men got into some sort of fight just before the shooting on east burnside avenue saturday night. >> long island man in custody for calling in a bogus bomb threat. 53-year-old elvis governor is charged with making a terroristic threat. he's accused of calling 911 thursday night from the macy's at the roosevelt field mall in garden city claiming there was a bomb inside. they searched the store but the store had to be closed for several hours.
take breath tests -- this is in nyack. it is up for discussion at tomorrow night's school board meeting. the policy would apply to school and school sponsored events. not all students would have to take the test. only tho suspected of drinking. in this morning's cnbc money report, there's a new development in the chipotle e. coli outbreak. landon dowdy joins us with those details and more. this was a defining moment for this company. >> michael, that's exactly right. the cdc is reported to declare an end to the e. coli outbreak soon as today. the "wall street journal" says investigators still haven't pinpointed the cause of the contamination that impacted chipotle sales and stock price. they're planning an ad and social media campaign to woo back customers. papa johns fires the latest shot in the pizza wars. the fourth largest pizza chain is launching a new ad campaign ahead of the super bowl. j.j. watt, joe montana and
pledge that any customer dissatisfied with their pizza will get their next one for free. papa johns, little caesars, dominos and pizza hut dominate the $40 billion industry. michael, darlene, don't you love a good pizza deal on super bowl sunday. >> i love that 100%. >> on any sunday. >> on any given sunday. thanks, landon. >> thanks, guys. it's 6:09. get ready to hail ha a cab the old-fashioned way we'll tell you why uber drivers may not be on the road today. >> we'll tell you how much the bill could be going up zufrjts weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
morning out there. n,temperatures feeling more like april instead of the fire st day of february. you can see in the weather headlines, watroching out for a few showers later on this afternoon. bring your umbrellas. it gets cooler tomorrow for tuesday. we're tracking a chance for heavier rain on wednesday. an unsettled pattern to start out the workweek. northwest new jersey, 43 in sparta. not everyone has that mild morning, though. some spots are cold. walpack 28 degrees. 25 in califon at this hour. most of long island in the 40s to around 50. extremely warm weather in montauk. it's 50 for you. 50 degrees in central park and newburgh. coming in at 48 degrees already. it gets warmer than this as we head into the afternoon. right now, 50 in midtown. just a few clouds out there. look at the temperatures. back to the mid-50s throughout the afternoon. we're tracking showers. mainly after 2:00, 3:00 p.m. from new york city south and east. so bring your umbrellas today.
dry, especially in the city. some of that rain may linger south and east of town. here's a look at storm tracker. no rain just yet. is still dry from new york city to the hudson valley. this is our cold front trekking across pennsylvania right now. this rain will move in later on. probably around 2:00, 3:00 p.m. you can time that out in future tracker with me. still dry, peeks of sunshine. clouds roll in by lunchtime. still looking dry here. here come the showers around 2:00, 3:00 p.m. from new york city into long island. south and east of town. this is your evening commute. 5:00. still could see some rain especially from new york city south and east. north and west of town, it will probably be dry as you head home tonight. the rain is gone as we head into tuesday. temperatures dropping off just a bit. take a look at the seven-day forecast. this is a mild week ahead. 54 today. 49 tomorrow. it's a touch cooler there for groundhog's day. still above average. and wednesday, temperatures peak
heavy rain from the morning right through the afternoon. and then it's a bit cooler and drier on thursday. let's see if the commute is getting busier on this monday morning. lauren scala has a look at that. >> good morning everyone. it's getting busier on the roads, particularly heading southbound on the van wyck. kew gardens interchange, one lane gets by by hillside avenue because of a barrier that's misplaced out there. northbound delays as well. it's just a slow ride through that area in quelys as well. heading to new jersey, we've had thcois accident for a while in bedminster. the good news, 287 northbound, after exit 22, it blocks one lane. delays are starting to ease out. earlier it did block two. an improvement on the roads. we'll take a live look outside at the gowanus where things are not improving. they continue to be very slow past the belt merge up through a industry city. really all the way to the brooklyn bridge there. leave yourself some time. we don't have reports of any problems out there. i'll let you know if that changes.
here. earlier, we had delays on jamaica center bound trains. that's now switched. we have delays on -- we have delays on forest hills bound m trains because of signal problems. the major lines look good. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. ment next weather and traffic update sn the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much. the iowa caucuses, of the first voters will pick who they think should be president of the united states. meet the press moderator chuck todd joins us from des moines iowa. thanks for joining us, chuck. i'm looking at a quote from the post. an undecided woman says she feels like she's being courted by several boys who all treat me nice. >> good for that voter that she seems to like all of these candidates. you don't always see that at this end of the stage. look, we're waiting to see who shows up to here.
i think we know that of who could win here. high turnout in the democratic side, that would be a good news for bernie sanders. but if you have an average turnout, hillary clinton's organization this time looks a lot more like barack obama's eight years ago rather than hillary clinton's. the republican side, turnout is the same thing. donald trump, he's exciting a lot of people that have not participated in politics in a long time. the caucus process is kind of unique. are they going to show up tonight? if they do, big win for trump. if they don't, that's the opportunity for ted cruz or marco rubio. >> chuck, i want to ask you about marco rubio. you had him on "meet the press" yesterday. so much attention on him. if he does well tonight x strong third place, what does that mean for somebody like chris christie in new hampshire? >> i think if rubio gets any head of steam out of iowa and what that's defined by, we'll see when we see the results. i think then that is bad news
the other mainstream or esta ishment candidates that were hoping to make new hampshire, they're breakout spot. it could mean that rubio starts to consolidate that eote. that rubio looks like he could be the guy that's the mainstrea alternative to cruz or trump. >> talk about iowa voters for those of us here in the northeast not a diverse group of people, they don't appear to be such a great percentage of the united states or a big representation. what is it about the iowa caucuses that gives them this accuracy in selecting the actual nominee and how accurate are there? >> whether it's accurate, that's hard to say. that stuff is so subjective. but look, i think they've done this process now for 40 years. this is the 40th almost anniversary of their relevancy. it was in e'76 that a peanut farmer from georgia, jimmy carter, used an iowa caucus showing and launched it to the white house. ever since, presidential candidates have believed if they
can make it nationally. i think that what iowa does, it forces us to find out who can organize, who can put together a campaign. you can't win the iowa caucuses at least until donald trump came along, we didn't think you could win by simply landing your plane, doing a big rally and leaving. that hadn't been the case. you had to organize and greet people, you had to handshake, go hand to hand retail campaigning. you had to find out who was serious about running for president and who was looking for a book deal. i think that's why i like the caucuses and what they end up doing. >> chuck, we're going to be watching you all day for the next 20 hours. good luck. >> thanks, chuck. coming up at 7:00 a.m., the "today" show will be live in iowa, of course. sarah palin sits down for an exclusive interview. plus, matt goes behind the scenes with bernie sanders. that's all ahead after "today in new york." just getting under way there. it's 5:19 out there in iowa. still ahead, getting to the airport, that's going to cost
painkillers. duane reade and walgreens will sell it without a prescription. they join rite aid and cvs that will do it without a doctor's signature. get ready to pay more for gas and power if you live in new york city. a rate hike for residential electric and gas to go into effect next january. the proposal would increase your electric bill by 5% and gas heating bills by more than 7%. if approved, this would be the first hike since 2012. 6:24 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphi, people have gotten a break on electric bills this winter so far. >> big time. big break. it's been above average in december. january it got cold for a little bit. the month was still above average. starting out february the same note. very mild. noa need to crank up the heat too high. we have clouds moving through, but the rain still off to the west. you can see a cold front tracking through pennsylvania right now. showers not very impressive. if we see rain today, it will be light. hit or miss.
bring your umbrella if you don't want to get nuisanced by the rain. is that a thing? >> sorry if it's not. showers this afternoon, mild and breezy. overnight, 37 for a low. it gets cooler as that cnld front comes through. clouds break it up. then temperatures in the 40s tomorrow. it gets heavy, the rain on wednesday. we'll look at that in the seven-day forecast and show you when. >> thank you, raphi. lauren, what's happening? >> a new problem on the roads on the belt parkway. there's a tractor-trailer out there that clearly should not be on the belt parkway because it's unauthorized. westbound before you get to coi ney island avenue, exit 8 that blocks the right lane. a live look at the holland tunnel on the inbound side. about ten minutes into the tolls here. about the same over at the lincoln. a little bit less at the george washington bridge. still in for a nice ride. they're stopped at a light. that's why it looks slow. >> what kind of light ws that? >> backed up. >> thanks, lauren.
coming up next, an update on the breaking news in hoboken. >> reporter: i'm tracie strahan live in hoboken where we're working to confirm reports of an early morning homic ie investigation taking place here. we'll tell you what we know so far. that's coming up. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live in long island city where some uber drivers are planning to shut down service today. i'll tell you why they're protesting coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york"
. breaking news in hoboken. a neighborhood is a crime scene. we're live with the latest. >> why there will soon be fewer helicopters hovering over parts of our area. plus, you may need to have a backup plan today if you typically use ub toer commute. we'll tell you why "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this monday, february 1st. first day of the new month. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris is off this morning. raphael miranda is here. raphi, good morning. >> good morning, guys. can't really find much february on the maps this morning.
city. holding steady at 50 in central park. yesterday we were in the mid-50s and that warm weather staying with us today. 48 in newburgh. 43 in monticello. look at those long island temperatures. 47 in westhampton. it's 44 at this hour in islip. as you plan your day, it stays mild throughout the day today. 52 by lunchtime. we're tracking a shower chance through the afternoon. light showers but showers nonetheless. on the safe side, the rain turns heavy over the next few days. take a look at that in the seven-day forecast. lauren scala is here. >> good morning, raphi, good morning everyone. we're going to start with the vas n wyck expressway. we had heavy delays this morning. this is all because of a misplaced barrier that's still out there in the roadway. one lane southbound by hillside avenue. this is what the van wyck looks like. the grand central parkway is extremely backed up because it's heading eastbound by the kew gardens interchange. headed that way, leave yourself extra time. otherwise, let's talk about the
delays on downtown 1 trains. delays on broad street bound j trains and delays on forest hills bound trains. the next weather and traffic updates on the 4s. there's a large police presence. grand street near 7th street. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there. >> reporter: michael, the neighborhood is starting to wake up. hoboken police officers stationed at grand street. we're working to confirm reports that a man was shot and killed inside of an apartment here in the 700 block of grand street. morning. there was a large law enforcement presence and we also saw the medical examiner's office on the scene here early this morning. they have since left. but officers are still guarding not just this area but both ends of the street. not allowing any traffic to pass as the investigation continues. we're still working to confirm if the hudson county prosecutor's office is also involved in this investigation. again, michael, the neighborhood is starting to wake up.
out, get through this street. they're being turned ay as this investigation continues. back to you. >> okay, tracie, thank you. > happening today, federal investigators will release thousands of pages of details about last may's deadly amtrak crash. the ntsb is calling just the facts. it will include data from the train's black box along with a transcript, an interview with the train's engineer. it can shed light on why the new york-bound train tried to take a sharp curve at double the speed limit. eight people died in thatncrash. the trial of the police officer charged with killing a man in a brooklyn stairwell resumes today with testimony from a witness to that shooting. the partner of police officer peter liang is expected to take the stand. the two officers were headed to the roof the pink houses in november 2014 when liang fired the shot that killed akai gurley. liang claims his gun wept off accident lip and he did not know anyone was hit. happening now, police are searching for this man they say
70-year-old man in manhattan. investigators say that attack happened last friday at the boauwery subway station entrance. the 70-year-old man was hit from behind and knocked to the ground. the suspect took his cash and metro card. he was treated for cuts and bruises on his face. people along the hudson and east rivers may get relief from the constants noise from helicopters. tourist flights will be cut in half by next january. starting april 1st, the choppers will no longer fly on sunday and flights will be banned over governor's island. the city and the helicopter companies reached an agreement to curtail the flights. starting today, you have to shell out extra money to get a cab to kennedy airport. there's a new surcharge that goes into effect so riders have to pay an a tigs al $4.50 during the evening rush hour.
it's a big change on the fare there. >> it really is. it's 6:34 almost. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphi is in for chris. >> good morning guys. temperatures in the 50s already in some spots on this first day of february. you can see on storm tracker, no rain just yet. but we're tracking this cold front approaching northeast pennsylvania. showers along with it. moving in later on today. probably just after lunchtime. painly light, though. you can -- mainly light, though. not a lot of moisture here. the showers mov in later on today. do grab your umbrellas. temperatures in the 50s and 40s. 44 in jersey city. mild in staten island. 44 degrees. 47 at this hour in sheepshead bay for you in brooklyn. later on today, back to the mid-50s. similar to yesterday, that mild feel continues. not as much sun as yesterday. and tracking a few showers later on this afternoon into the evening commute. heavy rain is on the move. we'll look at that in the seven-day forecast. lauren scala is here with a look
>> good morning everyone. it's starts to go slow down out there. we have a couple of trouble spots. one of them the belt parkwa westbound before you get to coney island avenue. you have a tractor-trailer out gthere in the right lane. obviously that needs to get off the road. there aren't supposed to be trucks on the parkway. we also have problems on the van wyck expressway. kai simonsen over the kew gardens interchange where there's a misplaced barrier. one lane is getting by. it's hard to see underneath there. you see everything bottlenecking into this one lane. this is southbound by hillside avenue. delays are quite extensive on the van wyck expressway. you can see the grand central parkway into the kew gardens inte change.--not moving well at all, very, very jammed up this morning. we'll continue to keep a close eye on it for you. another thing to know about alternate side of the street parking rules, they are back in effect today. we don't want you to get a ticket. you had a week off with the snow removal. the next weather and traffic
>> thanks, lauren. 6:35 now. uber riders may be forced to put down smartphones and hail a cab the old-fashioned way. lori bordonaro is in long island lori, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, yeah. getting an uber may be more difficult today. many of the uber drivers will be offices. they wants to shut down service for 24 hours. many of the drivers are very upset over the company's decision to slash uber fares by 15% over the weekend they were handing out flyers asking people to boycott uber today. when uber announced the price cuts, people were excited it would be cheaper than a taxi. drivers said they would earn less. a trip to laguardia airport dropped from $43 to $37. drivers are still earning the same percentage. but the general manager of uber says it means more rides and
drivers are hoping that the company will reconsider their decision again. a lot of them will be out here protesting at noon today which means they won't be on the roads. back to you. >> okay, lori bordonaro. thank you. police in bristol, cconnseticut need your help finding the person who fired a gun at two members of a bristol veterans hall. members of the disabled american veterans say the men left the hall. waiting outside for a taxi when the shots were fired. one of the victims was a 66-year-old man. he had to have pellets removed from his face. the other man had a bb graze his ear. >> happening today, the walmart truck driver involved in that crash that severely injured tracy morgan is due in court. vinstoper was indicted for vehicular homicide. the ntsb found that roper hadn't slept for 28 hours before the crash. the accident left morgan with broken ribs, a broken leg and brain trauma. it killed his mentor, the comedian james mcnair.
nation's largest police organization in new jersey. the fraternal order of police is notifying members about a complete data breach. the group says members should immediately stop using their f.o.p. password and monitor their accounts as well. well, police in middletown man post fd an ad or marijuana and he did it on craigslist in middletown, connecticut. the man put an ad for an anxiety depress thing that could be smoked. police answered that craigslist ad and they bought the marijuana from him. this morning, we're less than a week away from the super bowl. both the broncos and the panthers are in california right now. the internet lit up when cam newton walked off the plane. check out his pants. they were a little bit tight. snug fitting gold zebra stripes. they took that style of his to a new level. most everyone else, including peyton manning, broncos qb, opted for a more traditional suit and tie.
>> i want you in those pants tomorrow. >> i'm going out right now. it's 6:38. much more to come on "today in new york." up next, a new push to stop the spread of the zika virus in our area. we'll tell you what one lawmaker is proposing. later, a massive wipeout caught on camera. we'll tell you what happened next to this surfer. you see it different. we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s. that's getting on to the belt parkway by jfk.
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beautiful new york city skyline. kung fu panda 3 took the top spot at the box office. >> how can you lose with a star studded cast and pandas. >> no, you can't. >> all right. the animated comedy features the voices of jack black, angelina jolie, dustin hoffman. it made $41 million in the debut. the revenant and star wars awakens round out the top three. you can file this only in new york. this is adults playing in the snow. they took over a park. the james j. walker park and mayor jimmy walker on hudson street in the west village. yesterday's high was 56. causing the snow on the field there to melt fast. >> hey, guys, good morning. the snow may be melting a lot
you may not have chances to put everything on the snow. we have 1 inch left in central park. that goes away today. 50 degrees already. tracking the chance for a few sh jowers later on this afternoon. cooler tomorrow. but not by much. back to the 40s for your tuesday and heavy rain in the forecast for wednesday. temperatures westche haer county mainly mild. 46 degrees. 33 in armonk. 38 in sleepy hollow. waking up to 46 in tarrytown. we've been saying 50 degrees in central park. that's the current temperature. the high even higher than that. only 40s and 50s across long island. a few clouds right now. clouds build throughout the day. mainly around 3:00 p.m., around the city. and then south and east of town, it lingers longer. look at these temperatures through the evening commute. vepry comfortable. no heavy jackets needed on this monday. here's a look at storm tracker. quiet in the city and the suburbs. there's our cold front moving into central pennsylvania. this is going to take a few more hours to reach us.
begin to fire up. nothing heavy today but heavy rain in the forecast on wednesday. downpours as well. maybe even some localized wednesday evening comm e. that could be the worst of it. mild. with a high of 60 degrees. thursday and friday, we cool down. back to the 40s. that's still above average. temperatures in the mid-40s on thursday, friday, low 40s, breezy. so the cooler feeling returns by the end of the week. not today, though. you can see on future tracker, mild and dry through 9:00 a.m. luncheavenhtime, the clouds begin to lower and thicken here. you'll see a couple of showers by 2:00, 3:00 p.m. as a wave of energy forms offshore. showers clearing the city by 5:00. if we get a shore urngs it will be quick and it pushes off to the south and east. looking dry towards the end of your commute. 49 for a high tomorrow. for groundhog's day, mild and sunny there. wednesday, 60 with that heavy rain cooling down on thursday. temperatures in the 40s as we head into the weekend.
the roads and railroads. >> hey lauren. >> hey, raphi. we have delays on a few subway lines. you have delays on downtown 1 trains, manhattan-bound j trains and queens bound m trains. it's all due to signal problems. we also have issues on the roads. we have reports of an accident p on the bqe eastbound after the manhattan bridge. you can see it's a slow ride back to the goe wanus today. leave yourself extra time. we'll show you what the george washington bridge looks like on the inbounds side. wait about 15 minutes into the upper level tolls. 20 minutes at the lincoln tunnel and the holland tunnel. this is the best of it. we do have delays out there on the van wyck expressway. we have kai simonsen live ine chopper 4 over the scene of a construction barrier blocking a lane. it's out by hillside avenue. wit's causing extensive delays through the kew gardens interchange to the grant central parkway. that's jammed up as well. if you're headed to the airport
if you're headed to jfk, because this will get in your way. if you head to belt eastbound, that's okay. but again, this is really jammed up. something else for today. alternate side of the street parking rules are finally back in effect after a week. make sure you move your car. we do not want you to get a ticket. back to you, darlene and michael. >> thank you so much, lauren. 6:46. there's a lot happening today regarding the zika virus outbreak both here in new york and overseas. the world health organization could declare it a global emernggency and mobilize countries to fight the virus. this afternoon, medical professionals here in new york, they'll take part in a webcast where the state health commissioner will update them on the zika threat. rarely are funerals remembered for their jokes. that's what friends and loved ones call abe vigoda's service. gilbert gottfried got laughs
his death was falsely reported many times. he died last week at age 94. >> he was a good man. down to earth. like you wouldn't know that he was a star. he was just down to earth. >> he was a very special person. he was a great man. he's an icon. he'll be remembered forever i'm sure. >> abe vigoda's service ended with the theme from the "godfather." he played tessio i that legendary movie. it's 6:48. see what h pens when a massive wave knocks a surfer way off his board. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram.medarlene4ny. michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new
in hawaii, look at this scene as surfer survived one of the biggest wipeouts of all-time. he goes off. he fell 40 feet. this is in maui off the coast of maui. the wave then came on top of him. he was dazed. he did resurface. he said his neck was stiff. darlene, he was out riding the waves the next day. i would have been, something else to do in hawaii. >> that's what you do. you get the waves. the "today" show coming up in a few minutes. check in with matt and savannah in iowa to see what's ahead. good morning. hi, guys. good morning to you from iowa. coming up on a special edition of "today," after months of nonstop campaigning, the first contest of the presidential race is finally here. >> we have it covered from all sides. why turnout could hold the key which is always the case. live interviews with the candidates. donald trump, hillary clinton and marco rubio. not only that, sarah palin will
first television interview since throwing her support. all that and more from here in des moines. see you in a couple. a giant butter cow? >> that's right. >> i don't even know what that is. >> it's a cow made out of butter. thank you so much. looking forward to it. >> up nix, raphael will tell us when showers could pass over the area imt.
now to the latest in hoboken. there's a neighborhood blocked off. >> tracie strahan is there with the latest. tracie. >> reporter: officers remain at the scene in hoboken where a man was reportedly shot and killed. it happened in the 700 block of grand street. it's unclear exactly what happened at this three-level home. which . artment this happened in. we're working to confirm reports that a man was actually shot and killed here. we can tell you that hoboken police are still here. the hudson county prosecutor's office is said to be part of this investigation. itor's unsure how they're connected. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much this morning. the search is on for the robber who attacked a subway rider in washington heights. police say the man was slashed while riding the southbound c train. the victim got off at 155th street and columbus avenue. he was taken to the hospital. searchth attack in the subways
>> today, federal investigators ll release thousands of pages of details of last may's dea oy amtrak crash. it includes data from the black box and along with a transcript of the interview with the train's engineer. why the new york bound train to take a sharp curve at double the speed limit. eight people died in the crash. starting today, you'll have to shell out extra money to get to the kennedy airport. riders have to pay an additional 4:50 an hour -- if you use uber to commute, you may need a backup plan. lori bordonaro has details in long island city. >> reporter: some uber drivers want to shut down service for the day. they're planning to protest here outside uber's offices. they were handing out flyers all uber. drivers are upset over the
to slash uber x fares by 15%. uber says the cuts will boost ridership and riders were thrilled but drivers say they won't earn as much money and michael and darlene, they'll be out here at noon today to make their voices heard. >> lori, thank you. the first commute of february. >> first commute of february. first day of alternate side of the street parking rules back in effect. >> the holiday is over. >> you do not want a ticket. i'm sure they'll be out in force today. otherwise, we have delays on the trains. delays on downtown 1 trains and manhattan bound j trains. delays on queens bound m trains much the major commuter lines are fine. heavy de ys on the roads. kai simonsen is live in chopper 4 over the kew gardens interchange and the van wyck expressway where one lane gets by, by hillside avenue. this is because of a barrier blocking that left lane there. delays are extensive on the van wyck expressway. they're really bad.
grand central parkway heading eastbound into this area is very backed up. if you need to head to the airport right now, this is going to get in your way. if you're driving, take local streets to get around this. it's an awful delay on the van wyck because of this barrier. >> just the barriers out there. it's one of the things when you think you have enough time for the flight. >> you can never trust the van wyck. come on. >> never. >> the van wycks. >> a little bit of rain today, guys. >> just kidding. >> van wyck viewers, we love you out there. mild temperatures today. back to the 50s. we're already at 50 degrees. incredibly mild in fact for the first day of february. storm tracker live radar shows showers now approaching northeast pennsylvania. as we take a wider view here, showers will approach around lunchtime. lasting through the mid-afternoon. very light and spotty. not a lot of heavy rain. you can see the seven-day